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Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


average starting salary of 2018 graduates


student-to-faculty ratio


university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations, with 56 United Nations–related programs every year


undergraduate degree programs and majors


average class size


of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity


undergraduate students took part in research in 2016-17


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themed residential communities


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acres on three contiguous campuses


NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, including 43 intramural and club sports and 25 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh undergraduate students participate in an extracurricular activity


hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community


study abroad programs in 74 countries


of students have an international experience, and nearly half of those included applied work like internships or research


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded Iacocca International Internships in about 30 countries every year


graduates in the Lehigh alumni network


of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation


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full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2018

Materials Informatics Reveals New Class of Super-Hard Alloys

Lehigh researchers use data analytics and experimental microscopy to discover new high-entropy alloys, validating novel approach to new materials search

Scientists Reveal Reversible Superglue Inspired by Snail Mucus

A team of scientists, inspired by snail biology, have created a reversible superglue-like material.

President John D. Simon Honored by Jagiellonian University in Poland

Simon receives distinguished medal for his role in leading collaborative research between Polish and American scientists.

Inspired Research

Going Mobile: An App a Day Helps Customers Stay

A Lehigh researcher’s study suggests that companies relying on mobile apps as the sole key to success in online shopping are likely to come up short.

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    The Discovery of a Shape

    Biophysicist Javier Buceta and his collaborators from Spain have uncovered the scutoid, a previously unknown geometric shape which is adopted by packed epithelial cells during embryonic development. This discovery potentially could help advance tissue engineering, which seeks to create living, functional tissues to repair or replace diseased or damaged tissue. The discovery also has impact beyond biomedicine: “One does not normally have the opportunity to name a new shape," Buceta says.

  • Everyday Leaders

    An Educational Trailblazer

    When Afghan Fulbright scholar Sayed Kalimullah Abed graduates this spring, he will be the first person in Afghanistan to have received a master’s degree in special education from the United States. He will begin Lehigh’s doctoral program this fall, with the goal of becoming the first in his home country with a Ph.D. in special education. “I am here because I want to bring change and do something,” he says.

     Sayed Kalimullah Abed ’19G
  • Everyday Leaders

    Making History

    After receiving her Ph.D. from Lehigh's College of Business and Economics, Lea Giménez '12 Ph.D. found herself far from South Mountain serving her native country of Paraguay in a critical and unprecedented way—as Vice Minister of Economy in the Ministry of Finance. In a country where women usually do not hold public decision-making and leadership roles, Giménez has made history as the first woman to hold the position.

    Lea Gimenez

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